We will learn many lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic in the months and years to come, but one point has been made crystal clear: children and families thrive when they are supported by the expertise, compassion, and leadership of an outstanding pediatric medical and research center.

Few communities anywhere in the world have been as fortunate as ours to have the faculty and staff of Cincinnati Children’s at their side.

Highlights of extraordinary discoveries from Fiscal Year 2021 are featured in this report. These breakthroughs represent discoveries from more than 50 research divisions who responded with passion to address COVID-19 concerns while publishing more than 2,000 research articles on the many other diseases and conditions that never stopped affecting children. We are grateful to our staff, families, donors and partners for making these achievements possible.

As we look to the future, we move forward in the light of a growing body of research demonstrating that many adult chronic conditions trace their roots to childhood. Thus, we understand and will build upon the concept that the fundamental basic science and early childhood research conducted here can benefit the entire life course.

Our mission includes striving to eliminate the health inequities that were so baldly exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, our new Michael Fisher Center for Child Health Equity, founded in recognition of our former president and CEO’s leadership in this area, will help ensure all of Cincinnati’s kids can be the healthiest in the nation.

We each play a role in creating a better system. By eliminating disparities and ensuring that all children can flourish, we can improve outcomes for generations to come. As one of the world’s leading pediatric academic care and research centers, we are uniquely positioned to set a bold course for the future of children. We look forward to sharing that journey, together.

An image of Mark Jahnke, Chair, Board of Trustees. An image of Nancy Krieger Eddy, Research Committee Chair, Board of Trustees. A photo of Steve Davis, MD, MMM.
Mark Jahnke
Chair, Board of Trustees
Nancy Krieger Eddy, PhD
Research Chair
Steve Davis, MD, MMM
President and CEO